Indian woman gets her nail polish done in her palm springs resort cost $100
Indian women are often accused of not wearing enough make up, but according to a recent report, they might not be wearing enough.
The latest nail-care report found that while Indian women in India are required to wear a number of cosmetics on a daily basis, they are far more likely to be able to find the right ones, particularly at the resorts where they can spend a lot of money.
The report from India’s National Institute of Cosmetic Sciences found that out of nearly 50,000 cosmetics products tested, more than half (51%) of Indian women and nearly a third (34%) of men had a need for nail polish.
“It’s definitely not the norm,” said Ayesha Siddiqui, the lead researcher at the institute.
“We have a very high percentage of people who have a nail problem, which is not good.”
While most nail-paint products in India were made with natural ingredients, Siddiqua found that most had added ingredients such as parabens, sulfates, mineral oil and fragrances that made it harder for women to use and absorb.
According to the study, many of the nail-polish products on sale in Indian supermarkets and shops are of questionable ingredients and are often made with harmful chemicals.
One of the biggest concerns about nail-coloring products in Indian shops is that they may contain the toxic ingredient benzyl alcohol, which can cause respiratory irritation.
“I think it is just about time the Indian government stopped using these dangerous ingredients and made these nail-coating products safer,” Siddiquisaid.
In an effort to combat the problem, the Indian National Commission of Cosmetic Science has recently proposed the establishment of a national standards agency to work with Indian brands and the cosmetics industry to improve the quality of their products.
“As a nation, we have a lot to gain from this,” Siddique added.